NCAA Game Summary - Texas-El Paso at Rice|
(Saturday, October 26)
Final Score: Rice 45, Texas-El Paso 7
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Rice Owls easily beat Conference USA
rival the Texas-El Paso Miners 45-7 at Rice Stadium, led by quarterback Taylor
McHargue's four touchdown passes.
The Owls (6-2, 4-0 C-USA) were a machine offensively on Saturday. McHargue had
259 passing yard on 8-of-19 passing in addition to his touchdowns. Ross
Charles had 152 yards rushing and a touchdown on 21 attempts. Jordan Taylor
led all receivers with 185 yards and three touchdowns on just four catches.
The Miners (1-6, 0-4) were unable to do much of anything. Quarterback Blaire
Sullivan went 6-of-9 passing for 112 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
Aaron Jones had 186 rushing yards on 29 rushes. Ian Hamilton had 108 yards
and a touchdown on four catches.
Rice would start the scoring with a 28-yard field goal by Chris Boswell.
The Owls would follow that up with a 60-yard touchdown pass from McHargue to
UTEP answered back with a 50-yard touchdown strike from Sullivan to
Hamilton. That made the score 10-7 with 6:43 left in the first half.
The Owls came right back at the Miners and scored on a 17-yard touchdown
completion from McHargue to Dennis Parks.
Charles would have a one-yard touchdown rush with 17 seconds left in the half
to make the score 24-7.
Rice would continue to score coming out of halftime as a 72-yard touchdown
pass from McHargue to Taylor would make the score 31-7.
With 13:40 to play a 23-yard touchdown pass from McHargue to Taylor would
earned Rice a 38-7 lead
Jowan Davis finished off the scoring with a 10-yard touchdown rush for the
This was the Miners fifth straight loss and the Owls fourth straight win.
Rice is now bowl eligible with its sixth win on the season.
10/26 19:06:30 ET